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Locals Grinding It Out At Skateboard Camp
Goin down to the lower level at the Skate Park, part of the training received by participants in the Beginners Session of the Skate Camp program put on by the Riverbank Parks and Recreation Department for ages 6-12. Ric McGinnis/The News


With boards in hand, helmets strapped on, knee pads adjusted, the beginning skate board camp was under way under the direction of Daniel Garbez at the Riverbank Skate Park.

The week-long camp started on June 22 and ended on June 26 and was held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day at the city skate park on First and Santa Fe streets, sponsored by the City of Riverbank’s Parks and Recreation Department.

During camp students learned several skateboard skills like performing an Ollie, a kick flip, and a Casper. Along with working toward becoming more proficient at skateboarding techniques, the camp attendees also received a camp T-shirt.

“He (Garbez) has been with the city several years as our camp leader for skateboard camp,” stated Kerrie Webb, Recreation Supervisor. “He is an avid skateboarder and has won several of the Riverbank Skateboard competitions.”

With all the required safety gear and some expert instruction, the eager young campers completed the beginner session with success.

Parks and Rec will be hosting an Intermediate Skateboard Camp from July 13 to 17 for youngsters ages 8 to 16, the session running each day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Riverbank Skate Park.

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